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I have chronic interstitial cystitis. tried several meds with limited success. is it normal to be on a pain medication such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term?

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Dr. Abraham Morse
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Most of the time : Other treatments can be found for ic. Consult a urologist or urogynecologist.
Dr. John Wilson
12 years experience
I wouldn't: I'd try Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) plus an antidepressant. I'd consider the implantable stimulators. I have seen patients have pain or frequency disappear. Urologist or pain physician would put them in. Norco long term will make pain worse and doesn't work for neuropathic pain anyway.

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